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Gout

Why Gout? What Prevents? Who Treats?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Gout is a disorder that causes sudden attacks of intense pain, swelling and redness in the joints or soft tissues. In many cases, the first attacks occur in the joints of the big toe, but gout can affect many other joints. It is a type of inflammatory arthritis. Gout affects approximately 2 out of 100 people in the United States.

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Lisfranc

What and Who is Lisfranc?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The midfoot joint complex is also called the Lisfranc joint. It is named after French surgeon Jacques Lisfranc de St. Martin, who served as a surgeon in the Napoleonic army in the 1800s on the Russian front. He became well known for his proficiency in foot surgery.

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High Heels On A Ladder

Do High Heels Really Cause Hammer Toes and Bunions?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

An average, healthy person should try to take 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, adding up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. By age 70, the person will have walked the equivalent of 4 times around the globe. Unfortunately, many miles are walked in uncomfortable shoes that do not fit properly and cause pain and foot problems.

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To have or have not Bunion Surgery

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Bunions are a deformity of the MTP joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion develops when the first metatarsal bone of the foot turns outward and the big toe points inward.

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